Hello, my name is Jobi and i am 16 years old. I have decided to do the three peaks to raise money as a thank you to st Barnabas who helped my Nan.
My Nan was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 soon after we came back from a family cruise that we took her on for her 70th birthday. My Nan was full of energy and life, she even completed several half marathons during her later life, the last just after her 70th birthday.
She put up a good fight against the cancer and after harsh chemo therapy and radiotherapy treatment, the cancer finally got the better of her.
During the last 7 weeks of her life, her pain could no longer be managed at home, so therefore was admitted to st Barnabas hospice in Lincoln.
The staff at Lincoln hospice were amazing and went out of there way to ensure my nan had the best care possible.
My Nan was always encouraging towards my sport. She used to take me on walks, watch me bike, take me to the parks everyday after school. She was practically my personal fitness coach:) Most of all, she was the one person that used to make me want run more and more. After every race I took part in, she was one of the first I would always tell. On the 16th December 2016, this all changed. I now believe that although I can't tell my Nan, she is looking down on me and is proud of my achievements. The last conversation I had with her, two days before she died, was telling her how I got into regional athletics.
This I why I want to raise money completing the three peaks. Running up Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scaffel Pike in under 24 hours. My challenge is not to only complete the three peaks, but to complete it in a platinum time of 17.5 hours. I will be completing this challenge as a teamed event alongside my dad who is in the British Army and 4 of his work colleges.
So I would like to raise money for st Baranabas as a thank you for the excellent things they did for my nan. By raising money, I hope it will give other families like mine the support they need through these exceptionally hard times.